Low turnout for Maxwell Blue and Gold Dinner

Blue and Gold Athletic Boosters held their annual dinner Saturday with a lacking attendance.

“Our dinner auction is crucial to the success of our booster program,” said Booster President Sherri Miller. “The generosity of our county and residents is beyond astonishing.”

Various Maxwell High School athletes served tri-tip, rice, salad, bread, and fruit skewers to the 80 plus in attendance.

“Last year we sold 175 pre sale, compared to only 60 this year,” said Miller.

With multiple county events being held the same night, Maxwell Boosters saw a major decrease in attendance.

“We hope to pick a date next year that won’t coincide with other set county events,” said Booster Vice President Kristie Pearson.

Nonetheless, local auctioneer Brian Moniz had a plethora of items to present. Auction donations ranged from a Pink Lady BB Gun, to a banana cream pie, and a free night of babysitting by Miss Colusa County.

At 8:30 PM, the auction and the raffle for Blue and Gold was paused for a particular item. A Yeti ice chest, donated by Creative Looks, was auctioned to benefit Chris Buchanan, a former Maxwell football coach and Maxwell HS alumni currently battling cancer.

Dianna Azevedo served as the auction chairperson and oversaw the 61 auction items and 52 raffle items donated by the community. Laurie Costa coordinated a silent auction with local baked goods.

Delivery and take-out were made available to those who couldn’t stay and enjoy the event.

“It’s vital all the sports programs at Maxwell High donate their time to ensure the event is successful,” said Maxwell Junior, Timmy Kromis. “As a varsity football player, it was my honor to help deliver meals and be a part of tonight’s event because the Blue and Gold provides so much to our athletic program.”

Miller extended her thanks to the community.

“Thank-you to all who attended donated and helped with our dinner. Everyone’s efforts are truly appreciated,” she said.